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Although social housing of mice generally is preferred, mice must be individually housed in some situations. In these cases, enhanced attention to environmental enrichment is encouraged, but few studies assess the wellbeing of mice provided various enrichments. In this study, we used female ICR...

Author(s)
Peveler, J. L.; Swan, M. P.; Wheeler, R. R.; Boehm, C. A.; Hickman, D. L.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2019, 58, 2, pp 119-125
Abstract

Laboratory rhesus macaques are often housed in pairs and may be temporarily or permanently separated for research, health, or management reasons. While both long-term social separations and introductions can stimulate a stress response that impacts inflammation and immune function, the effects of...

Author(s)
Hannibal, D. L.; Cassidy, L. C.; Vandeleest, J.; Semple, S.; Barnard, A.; Chun, K.; Winkler, S.; McCowan, B.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 5, pp e22762
Abstract

Understanding how animals experience stress in a laboratory environment is crucial for improving their welfare. Increasing numbers of fish are being used in scientific studies and further research is required to ensure appropriate conditions are used to promote good conduct and correct housing as...

Author(s)
White, L. J.; Thomson, J. S.; Pounder, K. C.; Coleman, R. C.; Sneddon, L. U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2017, 132, pp 189-199
Abstract

The predominant housing system used for domestic horses is individual stabling; however, housing that limits social interaction and requires the horse to live in semi-isolation has been reported to be a concern for equine welfare. The aim of the current study was to compare behavioural and...

Author(s)
Yarnell, K.; Hall, C.; Royle, C.; Walker, S. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2015, 143, pp 51-57
Abstract

Reduced space can lead to crowding in social animals. Crowding increases the risk of agonistic interactions that, in turn, may require additional physiological defensive coping mechanisms affecting health. To determine the stress induced from increased social density in a group of nineteen baboons...

Author(s)
Pearson, B. L.; Reeder, D. M.; Judge, P. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2015, 77, 4, pp 462-467
Abstract

Social housing of nonhuman primates (NHP) in an infectious disease setting presents unique challenges, and individual housing is often scientifically justified. At our institute, we recognized an opportunity to limit individual housing to the minimal period necessary by pair-housing NHP after...

Author(s)
Benton, C. G.; West, M. W.; Hall, S. M.; Marko, S. T.; Johnson, J. C.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2013, 52, 3, pp 240-246
Abstract

Environmental enrichment (EE) is an experimental model which is believed to counteract some of the effects induced by stressors, although few studies have exposed rodents simultaneously to EE and stress. Our aim was to compare the short- and long-term effects of different housing conditions in mice ...

Author(s)
Mesa-Gresa, P.; Ramos-Campos, M.; Redolat, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2016, 158, pp 6-17
Abstract

The aim of this study was a comparison of the behaviour and stress burden of horses in a tie stalls, stabling in individual boxes and keeping horses in small groups in a group box, each with daily paddock movement (approx. 7 h). The study was carried out with eight healthy warmblood horses at the...

Author(s)
Hoffmann, G.; Wagels, E.; Kräft, S.; Goossens, L.; Ammon, C.; Georg, H.; Feige, K.
Publisher
Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Pferdeheilkunde, 2012, 28, 6, pp 702...710
Abstract

This article describes the characteristics of individual and group housing of horses based on the age, sex, health and behavioural requirements.

Author(s)
Zeitler-Feicht, M. H.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Pferdefokus, 2012, 3, 4, pp 21...29
Abstract

Current husbandry and care guidelines for laboratory animals recommend social housing for nonhuman primates and all other social species. However, not all individuals of a social species are compatible, which can lead to psychosocial stress on certain members. Because stress affects immune...

Author(s)
Scott, M. R. van; Reece, S. P.; Olmstead, S.; Wardle, R.; Rosenbaum, M. D.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2013, 52, 2, pp 157-164

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